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New Trends in Mobilizing Citizen Activists: 12pm 4/9 Eggers 341

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TOMORROW: 2013 Moynihan TNGO Fellow Dr. Uygar Ozsemi of speaks about New Trends in Mobilizing Citizen Activists. 

12pm-1:30pm in Eggers 341 
Lunch will be provided

Join Dr. Özesmi for a discussion on online tools available for citizen activism, how these tools are transforming advocacy as we understand it today, and how they permeate into decision making and social systems to transform and change how society operates. There will be a special focus on how citizen activism is transforming decision-making in local governments and the state.

PARCC Presents: Prospects for Peace in Columbia, 4/9 12pm Eggers 209

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 Please join a TNGO collaborator, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, for the following event:  


Prospects for Peace in Colombia: A Critical Analysis of the Current Negotiations 
With Dana Brown, Executive Director of the US Office on Colombia 


When: Tuesday, April 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Where:  209 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University

Pizza will be served 


Dana Brown will address the many facets of the current peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla, with a special focus on civil society engagement in the peace process. She will highlight the struggle of victims to secure some measure of truth, justice and reparations in this process, and the possibilities for a parallel peace process with the ELN (National Liberation Army). Lastly, she will expose critical issues excluded from the negotiating agenda that could have grave implications for the prospects of a lasting peace.


Dana Brown is the Executive Director of the US Office on Colombia, a human rights advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. She is a former Coordinator of the Committee on US/Latin American Relations, an Amnesty International USA Colombia Country Specialist, and an accompanier with Peace Brigades International in Colombia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in International Relations and Peace Studies from the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina. 


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